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First organic bipolar transistor developed thumbnail

The invention of the transistor in 1947 by Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain at Bell Laboratories ushered in the age of microelectronics and revolutionized our lives. First, so-called bipolar transistors were invented, in which negative and positive charge carriers contribute to the current transport; unipolar field effect transistors were only added later. The increasing performance due …

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IQE Announces Multi-Year Strategic Supply Agreement with Lumentum thumbnail

IQE plc (AIM:  IQE, “IQE” or the “Group”), a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry, announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Lumentum for the supply of epiwafers supporting 3D Sensing, LiDAR for automotive and optical networking applications. Lumentum Holdings Inc., (NASDAQ: LITE, “Lumentum”) a …

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CyberOptics to Launch Next-Generation WaferSense & ReticleSense Auto Teaching Systems during SEMICON West thumbnail

CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will exhibit at SEMICON West 2022 HYBRID, scheduled to take place July 12–14, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and online 24/7. The company will launch its next-generation WaferSense Auto Teaching System (ATS2) and new ReticleSense Auto Teaching …

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Method for creating 3D integrated circuit connections at low temperatures that does not require external pressures thumbnail

Scientists from the Flexible 3D-System Integration Laboratory at Osaka University developed a new method for the direct three-dimensional bonding of copper electrodes using silver, which can reduce the cost and energy requirements of new electronic devices. This work may help in the design of next-generation smart devices that are more compact and use less electricity.

Wise-integration Launches Most-Compact Gallium Nitride Half-Bridge Power IC thumbnail

Wise-integration, a developer of digital control of gallium nitride (GaN) power supplies and GaN ICs, today launched its first commercial product: the 120mOhm WI62120 half-bridge power circuit, which provides power electronics designers with new levels of power density, performance, and cost-effectiveness. The JEDEC-certified WI62120, a 650V enhancement mode GaN-on-silicon integrated circuit, is part of Wise-integration’s …

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3D-Micromac to Supply Solar Cell Laser Cutting Systems to Bottero S.P.A. thumbnail

3D-Micromac AG, a developer of laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the semiconductor, photovoltaic (PV), medical device and electronics markets, today announced that it has received a multi-system order for its microCELL MCS high-throughput laser cutting solution to support Enel Green Power’s TANGO 3-Gigawatt (GW) solar plant expansion project at its 3Sun Gigafactory in …

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Understanding Automotive Reliability And ISO 26262 for Safety-Critical Systems thumbnail

Automotive electronics are playing a rapidly expanding role in automotive platforms tied to safety systems. Not content with the more traditional electronic systems such as airbag controllers, anti-lock braking systems, engine control units, and the like, integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers have been expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and other automotive electronics to great …

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Blog Review: June 22 thumbnail

Arm’s Andrew Pickard checks out a project at Sorbonne Université in Paris that is using the Cortex-M3 processor source code to model what is happening in the hardware at the microarchitectural level and find ways to prevent side-channel leakage of sensitive cryptographic information. Cadence’s Paul McLellan digs into the development of high-NA EUV lithography and …

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What Quantum Batteries Have in Store thumbnail

Quantum battery technology is approaching an inflection point similar to the one quantum computing crossed a decade or so ago, escalating it from a theoretical curiosity to an engineering challenge worth solving. Quantum batteries exploit the strange physical laws of the very small — the quantum world — to gain performance advantages over classical batteries. …

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The Essential Signal Generator Guide Building A Solid Foundation In RF — Part 1 thumbnail

Eliminate uncertainties and doubts from your test results with a reliable signal source. Engineers designing consumer wireless, military communications, or radar devices face an ongoing bandwidth crunch in spectrum filled with interference. An accurate signal generator offers precise and stable test signals for characterizing your device under test (DUT). It also lets you apply impairments …

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